Requirement comes in response to the botched prosecution of former Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska.
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Dems will push for conference committee approval of budget resolution followed by consideration of $83.4 billion defense supplemental.
AFGE and New York lawmakers claim the public-private competition was conducted unfairly.
Midterm elections are rarely a referendum on the party out of power.
Alaska led the nation in pork with $322 per capita.
Agency faces a backlog of more than 750,000 applications.
Personnel shortages delayed 21 percent of GAO investigations in fiscal 2008.
Oil and gas development could be expanded, but department wants to boost wind and wave power as well.
President also defends “courageous” Pentagon procurement reforms.
Proof of contractors’ eligibility in the HUBZone program would be required under the Federal Acquisition Regulation.